Edith Catherine Vette

11 May 1859–10 August 1960 (Age 101)
Lenox, Taylor, Iowa, United States

The Life of Edith Catherine

When Edith Catherine Vette was born on 11 May 1859, in Lenox, Taylor, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles Otto Vette, was 26 and her mother, Ursula A Wilkins, was 21. She married David Henry Park on 11 May 1882, in Lenox Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Lenox Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 10 August 1960, in Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Carroll City Cemetery, Carroll, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Henry Park
Edith Catherine Vette
Marriage: 11 May 1882
Marian Edith Park
Helen Ursula Park
Fairy Belle Park

Spouse and Children

11 May 1882
Lenox Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Otto Vette


    Ursula A Wilkins




    Ella M Vette



    Fairy Belle Vette


    Victor Charles Vette


    Arthur Milton Vette


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 8

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

Age 27

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from an old word fad ‘man’. Compare Vath .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Edith C Park in household of David H Park, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Edith Park in household of David H Park, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edith C Park in household of David H Park, "United States Census, 1900"

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